Toulon tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: A town with its focus firmly to the sea, Toulon is the base for the French Naval fleet and the National Museum of the Navy as well as having a large attractive pleasure port and harbour

Toulon is situated in the Var department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Toulon. For detailed visitor information see the Toulon travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Toulon in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bandol at 15 km and Hyeres at 16 km.

Toulon, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Seaside resort at 10 km (direction west)

The historic boats and the palm trees around the pretty harbour are...

See Sanary-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 15 km (direction west)

The beach and the harbour, the bustling old town and the vineyards...

See Bandol guide


at 16 km (direction east)

Hyères has an extended historic centre with parks and a castle as...

See Hyeres guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

The beaches such as Les Lecques, the forest and the pleasant town...

See Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer guide
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Presqu'ile de Giens

Presqu'ile de Giens

at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

The Presqu'ile de Giens is a peninsula with beaches, a nature reserve,...

See Presqu'ile de Giens guide
La Ciotat

La Ciotat

at 27 km (direction west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The attractive harbour and numerous chapels in the old town are the...

See La Ciotat guide
Iles d'Hyeres

Iles d'Hyeres

Island at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

The Iles de Hyeres, off the Riviera coast, are perhaps the most...

See Iles d'Hyeres guide
Route des Cretes

Route des Cretes

Scenery at 30 km (direction west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The Route des Cretes between Cassis and La Ciotat is a beautiful...

See Route des Cretes guide


Seaside resort at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The harbour area of Cassis, its beach and proximity to the Calanques...

See Cassis guide


at 34 km (direction east)

The lovely historic centre of Bormes-le-Mimosas overflows with plants and flowers...

See Bormes-les-Mimosas guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The small market town of Aubagne is best known for its association...

See Aubagne guide
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou

Seaside resort at 36 km (direction east)

Le Lavandou is a quiet resort on the Cote d'Azur with several...

See Le Lavandou guide


at 36 km (direction north-north-west)

The principal monument here in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine...

See Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume guide
Calanques at Marseille

Calanques at Marseille

Scenery at 43 km (direction west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The white cliffs of the Calanques de Marseille plunging into the deep...

See Calanques at Marseille guide

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Markets in and near Toulon

  • Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer: market Saturday (5km)
  • La Garde: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (6km)
  • Le Pradet: market Friday (8km)
  • La Crau: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Carqueiranne: market Thursday (12km)
  • Le Beausset: market Sunday & Friday (13km)
  • Bandol: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Hyeres: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Cuers: market Friday (17km)
  • Saint Cyr sur Mer: market Sunday (19km)

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Tourist attractions near Toulon, France

What to do at Toulon? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Toulon.

National Monuments

  • Thoronet Abbey (46km)
  • Chateau d'If (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de Baudouvin (5km)
  • Domaine d'Orvès (5km)
  • Le Plantier de Costebelle (16km)
  • Jardin du castel Sainte Claire (16km)
  • Parc Saint Bernard (16km)
  • Parc Olbius Riquier (16km)
  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (24km)
  • Jardin d’oiseaux tropicaux (25km)
  • Parc municipal du Mugel (27km)
  • Domaine du Rayol (45km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (47km)
  • Parc Borély (47km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (47km)
  • Parc Longchamp (47km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Faron (3km)
  • Cap Sicié (7km)
  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (26km)
  • Parc du Mugel (27km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (27km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (32km)
  • Cap Canaille (33km)
  • Massif des Maures (41km)
  • Calanque (42km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (25km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo du Mont Faron (3km)

Geography and distances

Toulon is in the south-east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Var department (general information: Toulon is 694 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Toulon

Canton: Toulon

Arrondissement: Toulon

Department: Var

Region: Provence

Postcode: 83000

Distance to Toulon

from Toulon (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 694 km

from Calais: 923 km

from Nice: 126 km

from Bordeaux: 554 km

from Strasbourg: 623 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airports at Nice or Toulon. To drive from the channel ports allow about 11 hours driving time. For driving distances to Toulon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Seyne-sur-Mer, La Valette-du-Var, Le Revest-les-Eaux and Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter Toulon


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